I have had my first 5K picked out for about a week now but tonight I made the jump and officially registered for and paid for the Iron Girl 5K. There are quite a few races they put on across the country so click on the link if you are looking for a great race. One thing I didn't realize is that when you register for a 5K run/walk you sign up for the run or the walk. I always assumed you just registered for the race. Is it silly that I am excited to get the tee shirt from the race? All of my old ones are super worn out and I need some new ones.
Yesterday I missed my run but I made it back today. Life isn't perfect and you can't always fit in your work out, life goes on. After I ran I needed to lift my entire body since I missed lifting upper body yesterday. My husband was with me and taught me a few full body workouts that worked every muscle rather than working them one at a time. He tells me that I will benefit more from doing this, especially in my core! The first was pull ups, I am not strong enough yet to do them unassisted so I use the machine that is weighted so that you don't need to pull up your entire body weight. I am hoping to be able do it unassisted soon though. Next on the same machine I did dips with assistance. For lower body my husband helped me learn how to properly squat. I left the gym with already sore muscles, When I was doing circuits I wasn't getting worked like this especially in this fast of a workout. Hopefully I will be able to move tomorrow morning since I have my 6 miler before it gets hot.